Thanks to the Demonstration Workshops organized in the communities of Huehuetenango and San Juan Sacatepéquez in Guatemala, families have learned to prepare nutritious recipes using local products.
The Jatobazinho school uses a circus-like discipline, among other tools, to bring about the physical and emotional balance and social well-being of the children who live at this center. Throughout 2019 children and young people were given the chance to have fun and learn about values thanks to the Circus project, taught by teachers from the Physical Education course at the UFM/Campus do Pantanal.
In Huachipa there are few opportunities. Yet, thanks to the Spanish NGO CESAL, young people there have created their own businesses, carved out a professional future for themselves and want to help see to it that others follow in their wake. This is the case of Noelia Sandoval.
At 19 years old Kulsum Rifa is one of the most promising young activists fighting climate change. This young activist's story might have been very different if she had not received the support of the American organization Bottom Line.
Managua, the capital of Nicaragua, is 113 kilometers away from Ciudad Camoapa. This is the distance Fundación MAPFRE volunteers traveled in order to visit the Hogar Luceros de Amanecer facilities which cater for children from families in need and in order to take part in the Vivero and Finca Bosque Verde program.
Images of families united, struggling but never giving up. The photo session featuring the guerreros naranjas (orange warriors) and their mothers offers us smiles, hugs, a sense of humor and a lot of love.
Learning to be, learning to know, learning to do, and learning to live together. These are the four educational pillars of the UNESCO. This program of activities for children and young people run by the Brazilian Liga Solidaria association has taken to heart this declaration of intent and organizes transformational workshops.
In the midst of the country's food crisis, the Jesús y María de Tres Isletas community center offers training to become a horticultural worker. Whether a person plans to produce food for personal consumption or in order to access employment, agricultural production is always a safe bet in Argentina.
Social and educational activities, training sessions for parents, talks, workshops and participation in activities for the upkeep of the facilities. These are the activities that Fundación MAPFRE's volunteers support at the Mano Amiga de Chalco school.
Best Buddies International works towards establishing one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, leadership development and inclusive living for people with intellectual disabilities. And we are supporting them. The Best Buddies Explore Your Path to Employment initiative has landed in MAPFRE USA.
The goal of the Voces Vitales de Panamá association is to break the cycle of violence and abuse in which so many underprivileged people are living. Danisha is an example of how, with a healthy dose of determination and support, it can be achieved.
When it comes to helping others, all helping hands are welcome. Our volunteers from the Philippines have taken part in several activities at the Eugenia Ravasco Day Care Center by supporting the efforts of this organization to ensure that children from Panareque have a better future ahead of them.
Pregnant in adolescence and with very little education and scarce resources is the harsh reality for a majority of young Colombian women. At Fundación Juanfe they work to help them escape the cycle of violence and marginalisation in which they are living and help make their dreams of a better future come true.
Reading opens up new worlds to us and helps us to develop our imaginations. The Asociación Pan y amor has made many fairy tales come true during an event to commemorate book day which entertained children and adults alike.
The Asociación Manabí works to train people from the zone 7 neighborhoods of Guatemala City in entrepreneurship and to be Geriatric nursing assistants, the majority of whom are women. In a meeting held with all those taking part in the course, we got to hear first hand what the experience has been like for them and how they have changed their lives.
The adolescents and young people who form part of the Daniel Project's familia naranja (orange family), in Costa Rica, spent a weekend full of adventure and enjoyed lots of fun and games, forgetting about the treatment and the limitations of their cancer for a while.
MAPFRE Brasil managers took part in recreational and educational activities at the social sports school in Niteroi, Brazil, to help reinforce the work carried out there with the goal of distancing children and young people from the marginalization of the streets.
This event forms part of the program of the same name which Fundación MAPFRE has been collaborating on since 2011.
Twenty-one volunteers from the Fundación MAPFRE teamed up with the RE-FOOD movement, salvaging food at three locations in Lisbon and then distributing it to the needy.
Fundación MAPFRE volunteers visit an “Amanecer Infantil” center.
InteRed and Fundación MAPFRE welcome the graduates of the second course in their “Inclusive Education, the Road to Transforming Learning in the Education Center” project.
The Jesús María Community Center, in collaboration with Fundación MAPFRE, offers health care to people with serious mobility problems.
She arrived without knowing how to read or write, and suffering from serious health problems. Today she is healthy, happy and an exemplary student who dreams of becoming a police officer.
More than 600 boys and girls between 8 and 14 years of age participated in the event.
The school will provide educational support to these two 5 and 8 year old preschool children until the end of high school.
The young people especially enjoy the shared reading activitie.
The stories of Feber, Aurora and Orquídea: three examples of the important work carried out by the Amanecer Infantil Foundation in the Dominican Republic.
The conference, organized by the Daniel Project, is a forum for sharing experiences which help empower those involved.
The young graduate, with a degree in dentistry, is a beneficiary of the international “NPH Leadership Institute” program.
The government has rewarded the organization for its work carried out with the victims of the “El Niño” weather phenomenon.
Fundación MAPFRE has signed its first international cooperation agreement of 2017 with the Asociación de Hogares Nuevo Futuro Perú, whose president Cristina Matossian put her signature to the agreement while visiting our headquarters in Madrid.
The Pro Panamanian Children Association will held the upcoming August 7th a solidarity race with the aim of raising funds for the more than 7,000 disadvantaged children and their families who benefit from their social projects.
A group of volunteers of the Daniel Project (Costa Rica) celebrated the Day of Good Deeds supporting the Damas Voluntary Hospital of Mexico. Among other actions, they handed out free toiletries and served breakfast, lunch and snacks.
Andrea Calderón, adoptive mother through Foundation for the Support of Abandoned Children, FANA, and Lorena Panqueva, who was given up for adoptionin this same Foundation, tell us their life experience.
Since 1997 Fundación Dharma is the support and home in Bogota (Colombia) of children and adolescents with limited resources suffering from cancer. We interview its current manager and director, Myriam Duque, who has been linked to the NGO for 16 years.
This past May 16, 2016, the award ceremony of the winning project of the Fundacion MAPFRE’s Call for International Projects was held in Mexico. The winner was Champions of Life NR AC and its project “Red Nose School for children and young people with cancer.”
MAPFRE’s Community (Mexico) has just reached its first year of activity. The center, which offers services and support to people who need it, opened its doors in May 2015 as the result of the collaboration between Fundacion MAPFRE and the Universidad Panamericana.
The Jatobazinho School in the Brazilian city of Corumba just celebrated the Adventure Challenge Day, aimed to held a series of activities about planning, leadership and communication dynamics, among others.
The Mano Amiga School recently held the “World full of charm and fantasy” activity, which counted with the presence of famous characters from well-known stories in Brazil. In addition to this, school students learned how to prepare a recipe with the character Aunt Nastacia, who participated with them in a cooking class.
The Daniel Project Association, which supports young people from 13 to 21 years suffering from cancer and receiving cancer treatment, held for the third consecutive year its camp Adventure of Friends.
The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar (Juanfe) Foundation receives the 2nd TELVA Solidarity Award 2016 in the international category for the project that takes place in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) through which teenage mothers living in extreme poverty are supported to improve their living conditions.
The ‘Semillas de Esperanza’ project from the Eugenia Ravasco Day Care Center INC., continues carrying out an intense activity for children in the province of Manila (Philippines), to whom it provides with education, food and medical care.
After the election of the winners of the Third Edition of the Storytelling Contest, The Future in Our Hands, award ceremonies have taken place in the different countries participating in the contest. Children and young participants have received their gifts rewarding their creative work in the discipline of the storytelling.
Mexico City hosted the celebration of the First National Meeting on Inclusive Education and School Success, where Fundacion MAPFRE, the Ministry of Public Education, the National Council to Prevent Discrimination and the Organization of Ibero-American States took part in.
Santa Catarina Fundacion Fe y Alegria participated on July 8th in the X Municipal Social Assistance Conference of Palhoça, that was focused on the theme “Consolidating SUAS (a Unique System of Social Assistance) towards 2026”.
On June 26th, with the aim of offering a new experience to expand their musical and cultural repertoire, children and youth of the Fundacion Fe y Alegria attended the pop concert of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Jaragua do Sul.
Her Majesty Queen Sofia presents the award for “Best Social Action Initiative” (including a monetary prize of 30,000 euros) to the Colors of Calcutta Foundation for its comprehensive child healthcare program.
Last July 28th the Third Alumni Meeting of the School Jatobazinho took place. In this event, which is held since 2013, students learned about the new school facilities and shared their memories from the Jatobazinho.
The Juan Felipe Gómez Escobar Foundation, better known as Juanfe, with the active collaboration of Fundación MAPFRE, is celebrating 15 years of work of comprehensive support of teenage mothers and their children in the city of Cartagena de Indias (Colombia).
An indigenous community belonging to the Tapajós-Arapiuns Extractive Reserve is the stage where the film club sessions take place in the middle of the jungle promoted by the theater group Solimões in Action – GRUTESA.
On April 14th, MAPFRES’ President Antonio Huertas used his trip to Brazil to learn about the Solidarity League, one of the social institutions supported by Fundación MAPFRE through the Forming Community program.
On May 11th the students of the Jatobazinho School began their second academic quarter. Upon returning to school and routine, helped by their teachers, a special attention is given to their personal care with a routine called Time of beauty.
Between June 17th and 18th, Fundación MAPFRE, represented by Eloa Corsatto, visited the city of Santarem-Pará to supervise the activities of the Saúde e Alegria Project of the CEAPS-Advanced Studies Center for Social and Environmental Promotion.
Santa Catarina Fe y Alegria Foundation participated in the “X Municipal Conference on the Rights of Children and Adolescents from Palhoça” held on 05.27.2015 in the auditorium of the Municipal School of Palhoça, located in the district of Ponte Imaruim.
The first MAPFRE Community and Pan-American University center has opened. This initiative is the result of collaboration between the two organizations, and was established to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable members of the population.
We have made a renovation inside and out with a firm goal on our horizon: to achieve more and better commitment. We begin this new period keeping our essence and, for this reason, we want to stay focused on the main lines of action that, from the beginning, have guided our steps.
Last February, one of the centers of Asociacion Pan y Amor, located in Nicaragua, received the visit of MAPFRE’s Insurance CEO in the country. Both were able to see first hand the progress of the project “Educating children without a chance on education, street vendors children”.
FANA, Foundation for the Support of Abandoned Children, celebrated its 43 Anniversary dedicating itself to the integral protection of children. Since 1971, more than 14,000 children have received direct assistance from the Foundation and, out of them, 10,000 already have a family.
Actress Eva Longoria visited in early February a project in which Fundación MAPFRE is actively involved in Colombia. The program is focused on supporting teenage mothers and their children, many of them with health problems, in all ways possible.
Spanish magazine TELVA has just published a report on the Juan Felipe Gomez Escobar Foundation, which in 14 years has managed to low child mortality by 81% in Cartagena de Indias (Colombia) and has saved the lives of more than 3,200 babies.
Advertising agency Ogilvy and La Casa de la Amistad for children with cancer in Mexico together organized a rock music festival to benefit the charity’s children, entry to which involved cutting your hair and donating it to make wigs for children with cancer.
This autumn, the annual art tombola is being organized once again to raise funds by the Panamanian Pro Childhood Association. 24 leading painters will be donating some of their works in support of this good cause.